Quick fixes for beauty blunders
Sometimes makeup artists go overboard and pluck, pluck, pluck away. It can get
so bad that the models can't remember what their natural brow originally looked
like. When this happens to you try the following:
Leave your brows alone for three weeks to see if the hairs will grow
Comb brows up and out. Snip off any extra long hairs.
Don't go outside the brow line, but use a soft pencil to fill in very
Shadow over the brow in a closely matched shade so the brow won't look
Models carry tape for such occasions. One or two strips of electrical tape
goes from one armpit to the other. Just follow where the bottom of your bra
would go. De-stick the tape on some fabric or plain white paper so that it
doesn't hurt when it's pulled off.
Lots of models have slight bumps that can easily be disguised. After
applying foundation, dip a brush into eye shadow that's slightly darker than
your skin tone. On each side your nose; draw a light line along the sides,
stopping at the bridge. Tap a little on top of the nose.
There are products on the market that claim to remove fake tan disasters but
it's a chemical reaction that turns you brown and, once that's started, there's
not much that can be done.
Get yourself into the shower with a loofah and exfoliate really well will a
creamy body wash to help slough away dead skin cells. If you're out and about a
light-reflecting product will even out skintone and disguise any major streaks.
For the face, use a tinted moisturiser to even out colour, but avoid further
cheek colour or bronzer - instead go for nude eye and lip colour so that it
looks as fresh as possible. Emphasise eyes so the attention is drawn there. Or
you could just don huge shades and wait for the paparazzi to mistake you for a
INSTANT GROOMED BROWS
Tack brows up with a little soap and water. Don't use too much or you'll look
Models who tend to break out, and know they have to model the next day, eat
one or two antacid tablets before going to bed.
These balance the acid in the skin and help to stop breakouts.
Apply sliced cucumbers to the rash. They have anti-inflammatory properties
to tone down redness. Apply tea tree oil as a toner.
Put pressure on the cut for five minutes with a tissue soaked in a nasal
decongestant spray like Afrin, which stops blood flow by constricting blood
A small amount of gloss or pearlized eyes shadow in the center of the bottom
lip will make the lips appear pout and full.
When model's eyes become bloodshot, a cotton ball saturated with eye drops
that is kept in the fridge is gently placed on the eyelid.
It cools the eyes and makes the redness disappear in less than a minute.
Use this model's technique to refresh your eye makeup without having to
reapply the whole thing. Use a cotton swab and non-oily makeup remover to take
off any makeup that has smudged under your eyes.
Then lightly pat on an
alcohol-free toner and concealer.
- WF Team
Dated 22 October 2011